Advanced Creative Nonfiction / Semaphore

by Plain Speak

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released May 9, 2016

OBNEAC Tape Club Release 002 featuring Dan Pechacek, Benjamin See, Zach Nedbalek, and Kevin Fries as Plain Speak who write and perform "Advanced Creative Nonfiction" and "Semaphore." Blake Studdard & Brady Smith Produce. Blake Studdard & Benjamin See Engineer. Dustin Ragland & Connor Schmigle Mix at MIR. Dustin Ragland Masters for tape at MIR. Seth McCarroll Takes the Cover Photo. Mark Elliott is responsible for the Interior photography. Seth McCarroll Art Directs and designs the layout. Dan Pechacek edits the copy. We wish to offer copious gratitude to all involved.

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Plain Speak Norman, Oklahoma

Plain Speak is a four piece from Norman, OK. With songwriting roots in folk and midwest emo, and a love for indie rock, their sound ranges from plaintive introspection to loud, live energy. For fans of American Football, Pedro the Lion, Brand New, Now Now, Explosions in the Sky. ... more

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Track Name: Advanced Creative Nonfiction
The smell of warm wood and new paper every summer's end
The aging corners of my dorm room, somehow whiter than last year
And I was back there just last night
Eight years later and just the same
As when I felt in the air some magic
Coming up from the basement floor
I was just that fresh-faced eighteen year old kid
Free of any burden, I remember it
And we were just children
Playing adult for the first time
Playing like we knew each other
Playing like we could know it all
We dressed ourselves up in our winter clothes
Like mother nature could lose
But we were just learning to pass the time
Forgetting it all from the start
I was just that fresh-faced eighteen year old kid
Free of my delusions, I remember it
And it felt like everyone I knew disappeared under that snow
Track Name: Semaphore
I wish you would explain this all to me
Come in the night, speak clearly
'Cause you know that I'm too dumb to feel your ghost
'Cause you made me that way
At twenty six
I know nothing at all
And I spend too much of my time
Wondering where I was before
I wish you were (repeated)
I wish
At twenty six
I could know anything at all
But I spend too much of my time
Wondering where I was before